Boston Children's Theatre Helps Kids Face Fears With Calvin's Monster
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The last date listed for Calvin's Monster was Sunday February 12, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, the creators of the Tony Award-winning musical Assassins, turn their attention to the westernization of Japan. This challenging period in Japanese history is told through the story of two friends caught in the inevitable winds of change. Mixing elements of Kabuki theater with the conventions of the Broadway musical, this is one of Sondheim's lesser known works, and a chance to see it performed is a treat. Pacific Overtures is a featured event of the Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword Initiative, now in its third year. Learn More
Calvin’s Monster follows the adventures of 8-year old Calvin and his school librarian as he turns to her for help in understanding what he’s afraid of and how to overcome those fears. By enlisting the help of beloved fairy tale characters who come to life in 2012, Calvin realizes that he’s not alone and that everyone has obstacles to overcome. Encouraged by his new friends, Calvin develops the tools he needs to face his fears and become stronger in the face of adversity. With a musical score by Jessie Soursourian and Austin Davy, Calvin’s Monster will have audiences singing about dragons, self esteem and the value of friendship.
According to Calvin’s Monster director and BCT Executive Artistic Director Burgess Clark, the storyline and musical numbers will appeal to all ages. “Parents will appreciate the humorous way in which important messages about facing our fears is communicated, and children will identify with the fun and quirky characters who befriend Calvin,” explains Clark. “Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Snow White all make appearances, and in a nod to our modern era, they all text and use cell phones. This is a new musical for a new generation of theater audiences.”
Calvin’s Monster features a cast of 11 young local actors between the ages of 12 and 19. The cast includes Bedford resident Natalie Vatcher as Rapunzel; Belmont resident Alex Aroyan as Dragon; Newton
resident Alex Levy as Jack; Boxford resident Kristina Kastrinelis as Snow White; Braintree resident Rachel Padell as Cinderella; Charlestown resident Kevin Paquette as Wolf; Newburyport resident Colin Budzyma as Calvin; Sherborn resident Nolan Murphy as Peter Pan; and Stoneham resident Emily Pinto as Little Red Riding Hood.
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Now celebrating 59 years of continuous operation, the mission of Boston Children's Theatre has been and continues to be to provide live theatre opportunities for children by children throughout the Greater Boston Area. Boston Children's Theatre believes deeply that the arts, and especially theatre, not only provide a means for self-discovery and individual expression, but also offer a safe, supportive, and productive environment in which young people may gather from across traditional boundaries to learn about themselves, each other, and the world, while engaged in the many creative processes of live theatre. The goal of Boston Children's Theatre is to make live theatre opportunities for and by children affordable, available, and accessible to all.